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  • THE WEEK June 21: King of burps

    2012-06-21 16:31

    The first ever World Burping Championships took place in New York City. A pizza chef won this year's championship with a record-setting 18.1-second burp!

  • THE WEEK June 15: Psychic animals

    2012-06-15 17:58

    As you may remember from the World Cup in 2010, people trusted an octopus to pick the winners of certain matches. This year, there are a number of "psychic" animals "predicting" the winners.

  • THE WEEK June 8: Torn pages

    2012-06-08 17:50

    This week, high school students in China are taking the college entrance exam. Preparing for the exam is intense work, so to let loose the stress before hand students gather on campus and tear all of the pages out of their books.

  • THE WEEK June 1: Graduation Grumble

    2012-06-01 16:13

    Graduating from college is not that great. You become an adult - bills and office work and getting old. So in each of the next four weeks we will bring you a graduation-related story to help you say goodbye. This week we're talking about awkward graduation photos.

  • THE WEEK May 25: Olympic torch fail

    2012-05-25 17:36

    As a 23-year-old Paralympic badminton star relayed the torch, the flame went out. Organizers rushed to get a new torch as onlookers saw what ended up being a pretty awkward scene. Olympic officials said there are many reasons the flame can go out, and this is not the first time it has happened.

  • THE WEEK May 18: TV vs reality

    2012-05-18 12:28

    After a 5-year-old girl complained to the school nurse that she was sunburned after tanning at a salon with her mom, the mom was arrested. Since then, she has had an action figure modeled after her and is the subject of late night comedy shows. Why, you may ask.

  • THE WEEK May 11: Iron crotch

    2012-05-11 18:25

    China is home to some of the most prestigious martial arts masters and a wide variety of different martial arts styles. But this style, called Tie Dang Gong (which translates to "Iron Crotch"), just became our favorite.

  • THE WEEK May 4: Dinner party

    2012-05-04 18:00

    Every year, journalists, celebrities and major political figures gather for the White House Correspondents' Dinner. This year, many issues were discussed, including some of the latest controversial news stories. Check out the best moments from the 2012 dinner.

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